Ionamin is an appetite suppressant that contains the active ingredient Phentermine which is a prescription generic drug. In Ionamin, Phentermine is mixed with special resin that releases the drug slowly to reduce irritation if you have a sensitive stomach. A number of other Phentermine brands don’t contain this resin form. Some patients have reported that side effects are less abrupt and therefore easier handle. It is also thought that Ionamin has significant effect on metabolism. Ionamin does not work alone, it requires a low-calorie diet and exercise program. As an appetite suppressant, it helps you eat less and lose weight. An Ionamin weight-loss program runs for a maximum of 3 months.
One concern for individuals taking Ionamin (Phentermine) is that the weight-loss program is for a relatively short period of time (12 weeks). So, people trend to have sense of urgency to lose as much weight as possible in this short period. But, that’s not what it is all about. Quick weight loss is not sustainable nor is it healthy. Ionamin is used to help you lose weight slowly in this period of time. It’s all about the diet and exercise. In other words, you’re making a lifestyle change for long-term weight loss and weight maintenance.
Your greatest weight loss when on Ionamin, is during the first month. It is possible for you to lose several pounds in the first week which is typical of many diets and drugs simply because most of the weight loss is water. The recommended weekly weight loss is somewhere between 1 and 2 pounds. This is healthy weight loss because it ensures that your body is burning fat and not pulling out protein stores from skeletal muscle. This weight loss is an achievable rate that can be maintained once you’re off Ionamin. Remember, it’s all about a change in lifestyle. This weight loss system prevents unrealistic expectations that can lead to failure. Loosing a pound or more a week is healthy and in the long run will add up to big losses with a healthy lifestyle in tact.
Weight loss on Ionamin varies considerably from individual to individual, however it is possible to lose anywhere from 15 to 25 pounds in a three month period. Consider, at a 15 pound loss, you have gone down 1 and half dress sizes. At a 25 pound loss, you’ve gone down 2 and a half dress sizes. Either way, that’s a lot and you will know in terms of how your cloths fit. There’s definite gratification there.
How did this weight come off? First off, Ionamin reduced your craving for food which made you eat less everyday and hence lose weight. It is recommended that your daily dietary intake be reduced by 500 Calories which means you’re taking in 1,500 Calories daily and it is possible to go down to 1,200 Calories. Your exercise program is helping you to burn calories as well. So, you have three things working in parallel to achieve your weight-loss goal plus you have a health care provider looking out for you.
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